Possession Quotes

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Rick Riordan
“Oh no." I said panic rising in my chest. "No, no, no, Somebody get a can opener. I've got a god in my head!!”
Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid

Charles  Hart
“Softly, deftly, music shall caress you. Hear it, feel it, Secretly possess you.”
Charles Hart, The Phantom of the Opera: Piano/Vocal

Gail Carriger
“My dearest girl,' said the vampire finally, examining Lord Maccon with an exhausted but appreciative eye, 'such a banquet. Never been one to favor werewolves myself, but he is very well equipped, now, is he not?'

Miss Tarabotti gave him an arch look. 'My goodies,' she warned.

Humans,' chuckled the vampire, 'so possessive.”
Gail Carriger, Soulless

Ashly Lorenzana
“I don't possess these thoughts I have --- they possess me. I don't possess these feelings I have --- They obsess me.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Irvin D. Yalom
“Marriage and its entourage of possession and jealousy enslave the spirit.”
Irvin D. Yalom, When Nietzsche Wept

Thomas Hardy
“It appears that ordinary men take wives because possession is not possible without marriage, and that ordinary women accept husbands because marriage is not possible without possession”
Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd

Simona Panova
“Oh, he did look like a deity – the perfect balance of danger and charm, he was at the same time fascinating and inaccessible, distant because of his demonstrated flawlessness, and possessing such strength of character that he was dismaying and at the same time utterly attractive in an enticing and forbidden way.”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

Nenia Campbell
“You want to be free. You also want to be mine. You can't be both.”
Nenia Campbell, Crowned by Fire

“Buffy Summers: (to Spike) "I could NEVER be your girl!”
Buffy the Vampire Slayer writers

“When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous. We are timid only when there is something we can still cling to.”
Don Juan

Jared Diamond
“Much of human history has consisted of unequal conflicts between the haves and the have-nots.”
Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Even the most beautiful scenery is no longer assured of our love after we have lived in it for three months, and some distant coast attracts our avarice: possessions are generally diminished by possession.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

A.S. Byatt
“He had been violently confused by her real presence in the opposite inaccessible corner. For months he had been possessed by the imagination of her. She had been distant and closed away, a princess in a tower, and his imagination’s work had been all to make her present, all of her, to his mind and senses, the quickness of her and the mystery, the whiteness of her, which was part of her extreme magnetism, and the green look of those piercing or occluded eyes. Her presence had been unimaginable, or more strictly, only to be imagined. Yet here she was, and he was engaged in observing the ways in which she resembled, or differed from, the woman he dreamed, or reached for in sleep, or would fight for.”
A. S. Byatt

Emme Rollins
“I don't want you to be my fan. I want you to be mine.”
Emme Rollins, Dear Rockstar

“Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours.”
Marty Rubin

L.J. Smith
“Whatever. I just won’t have Elena hurt, is all. Or the little red-headed witch.”

“Ah, yes, sweet Bonnie. I wouldn’t mind one or two like her. One for Samhain and one for the Solstice.”

Damon snorted drowsily. “There aren’t two like her; I don’t care where you look. I won’t have her hurt either.”
L.J. Smith, Nightfall

Pliny the Younger
“An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.”
Pliny the Younger, The Letters of the Younger Pliny

“What is it about possessing things? Why do we feel the need to own what we love? And why do we become such jerks when we do? We've all been there. You want something, you possess it - and by possessing it, you lose it. ”
Louis Chunovic , Chris-in-the-morning: Love, Life and the Whole Karmic Enchilada

“Whom have I in heaven but you and earth possesses nothing I desire besides you"
-Psalm 73:25”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

Ian McEwan
“But soon I loved her completely and wished to possess her, own her, absorb her, eat her. I wanted her in my arms and in my bed, I longed she would open her legs to me”
Ian McEwan, In Between the Sheets

Criss Jami
“Realizing the seriously ruthless, venomous habits and agendas of evil always instills a more fierce passion and longing for a closer God. Men, out of pride, may claim their own authorities over what constitutes good and evil; they may self-proclaim a keen knowledge of subjective morality through religion or science. But that is only if they are acknowledging the work of evil as a cartoon-like, petty little rain cloud in the sky that merely wants to dampen one's spirits. On the contrary, a man could be without a doubt lit with the strength, the peace, and the knowledge of the gods, his gods, but when or if the devils grow weary in unsuccessful attempts to torment him, they begin tormenting his loved ones, or, if not his loved ones, anyone who may attempt to grasp his philosophies. No matter how godly he may become, God is, in the end, his only hope and his only grace for the pressures built around him - it is left up to a higher authority and a more solid peace and a wider love to eclipse not just one's own evils but all evils for goodness to ultimately matter. If all men were gods, each being would dwell in a separate prison cell, hopeless, before finally imploding into nothingness.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Stephen R. Covey
“Perhaps a sense of possessing needs to come to come before a sense of genuine sharing.”
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Chris Matakas
“The possessions themselves were not the problem, it was my relationship with possessing.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times

“Fifty percent of something is better than than one hundred percent of nothing.”
Chuck Barris, You and Me, Babe

William Blake
“IV   The bounded is loathed by its possessor. The same dull round even of a universe would soon become a mill with complicated wheels.

V   If the many become the same as the few, when possess'd, More! More! is the cry of a mistaken soul, less than All cannot satisfy Man.

VI   If any could desire what he is incapable of possessing, despair must be his eternal lot.

VII   The desire of Man being Infinite the possession is Infinite & himself Infinite.”
William Blake, The Complete Poetry and Prose

Emily Brontë
“The guest was now the master of Wuthering Heights: he held firm possession, and proved to the attorney, who, in his turn, proved it to Mr. Linton, that Earnshaw had mortaged every yard of land he owned for cash to supply his mania for gaming; and he, Heathcliff, was the mortgagee.

In that manner, Hareton, who should now be the first gentleman in the neighbourhood, was reduced to a state of complete dependence on his father's inveterate enemy; and lives in his own house as a servant deprived of the advantage of wages, and quite unable to right himself, because of his friendlessness, and his ignorance that he has been wronged.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Paul Theroux
“I had cooperated. I could not have refused. I was smitten with her, half in love but also afraid, because in my life (and she seemed to know this) I had not loved anyone without having been wounded. Love was power and possession, love caused pain: you were never more exposed than when you were in love, never more wounded; possession was an enslavement, something stifling.”
Paul Theroux, A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta

F.H. Bradley
“When I hear that "Possession is the grave of love," I remember that a religion may begin with the resurrection.”
F.H. Bradley

“I knew, as every peasant does, that land can never be truly owned. We are the keepers of the soil, the curators of trees.”
Lisa St. Aubin de Teran, The Palace the Palace

Peter Prange
“Whoever possessed knowledge not only had power over the changeable passions of people, but also power over their thinking, over their minds, hearts and souls.”
Peter Prange, The Philosopher's Kiss

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